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On Friday, authorities were still working to determine the cause of the blast that left two dead, dozens injured and others were unaccounted for. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was assisting the investigation.
Frequently, the emergency is not a life-or-death circumstance, although there are plenty of instances when lives genuinely hang in the balance. The question is … is being well-trained and mission-focused enough to ensure success on the emergency incident scene?
The department already had a Smeal 105 quint and a new pumper, and the vehicles had provided great operation and service, so working with Smeal again and its local dealer Fire Safety Services (FSS) was a no-brainer.
Smoke billows from Motiva's Convent Refinery as emergency officials respond to a fire near Convent, La. Firefighters contained the blaze that broke out Thursday at the refinery along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. (Bill Feih/The Advocate via AP) See More Galleries